Period
to 27 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 340 327 308
Rank change year-on-year -13 -19 +22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 613 716 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 4.11% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 448 433
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +10.77%
10th Percentile £313 £287 £208
90th Percentile £650 £700 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 26
England median hourly rate £42.00 £31.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +85.07% -40.18%
10th Percentile £18.55 £17.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £101.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +9.09% -1.79%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,803 17,415 17,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.98% 18.87% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,527 10,388 10,517
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 801 862
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.29 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.65 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.54% -18.15% +1.69%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 27 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 340 £500 - 38
South East +23 102 £463 +15.63% 20
South West +22 56 £413 +6.45% 17
Midlands +23 42 £475 -3.06% 14
North of England -3 38 £405 +30.65% 19
West Midlands +7 27 £488 -3.47% 6
East of England +16 25 £450 +7.78% 27
Yorkshire +25 19 £385 -6.67% 8
North West +15 18 £425 +21.43% 5
East Midlands +18 15 £475 +31.94% 8
North East -10 1 £400 +33.33% 6
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 613 (100.00%) Degree
2 581 (94.78%) Computer Science
3 217 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (25.29%) Python
5 142 (23.16%) Java
6 139 (22.68%) SQL
7 136 (22.19%) Finance
8 120 (19.58%) JavaScript
9 118 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
10 114 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
11 108 (17.62%) Linux
12 105 (17.13%) Microsoft
13 104 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
14 98 (15.99%) Software Engineering
15 85 (13.87%) DevOps
16 76 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
17 75 (12.23%) HTML
18 74 (12.07%) Oracle
19 73 (11.91%) C#
19 73 (11.91%) Scrum
20 71 (11.58%) Mathematics
20 71 (11.58%) REST
21 68 (11.09%) Jenkins
22 67 (10.93%) Test Automation
22 67 (10.93%) Master's Degree
23 65 (10.60%) CSS
24 63 (10.28%) C++
24 63 (10.28%) Docker
25 62 (10.11%) XML
26 60 (9.79%) QA

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (5.22%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.77%) Confluence
3 16 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.61%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.45%) Apache
5 8 (1.31%) GeoServer
6 7 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.82%) CMS
8 5 (0.82%) nginx
9 4 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.65%) IIS
9 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.49%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.49%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 21 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.98%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.49%) HFM
2 3 (0.49%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 118 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (4.24%) Office 365
5 19 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (3.10%) Serverless
6 14 (2.28%) Power Platform
7 12 (1.96%) Azure Functions
8 11 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (1.79%) SaaS
9 10 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.63%) GitHub
10 9 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.31%) Force.com
11 8 (1.31%) PaaS
12 7 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.22%) Firewall
2 26 (4.24%) DNS
3 22 (3.59%) Skype
4 19 (3.10%) MPLS
5 16 (2.61%) WAN
6 14 (2.28%) Internet
6 14 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.12%) Network Security
7 13 (2.12%) VPN
8 12 (1.96%) BGP
9 10 (1.63%) DHCP
9 10 (1.63%) HTTP
9 10 (1.63%) LAN
9 10 (1.63%) OSPF
10 9 (1.47%) Wireless
11 7 (1.14%) H.323
11 7 (1.14%) SSL
12 6 (0.98%) SSH
13 5 (0.82%) VLAN
14 4 (0.65%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.53%) Relational Database
3 39 (6.36%) Big Data
4 33 (5.38%) Hadoop
5 31 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 29 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (4.57%) MySQL
8 24 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (3.43%) MongoDB
9 21 (3.43%) RDBMS
10 20 (3.26%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (2.12%) Redis
14 12 (1.96%) Power BI
14 12 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 68 (11.09%) Jenkins
2 58 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 43 (7.01%) JIRA
4 29 (4.73%) Cucumber
5 28 (4.57%) Maven
6 27 (4.40%) Selenium
7 14 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (2.12%) Subversion
9 12 (1.96%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.96%) Mockito
10 10 (1.63%) Ant
11 9 (1.47%) Hudson
11 9 (1.47%) JUnit
11 9 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.31%) Gradle
12 8 (1.31%) Protractor
13 7 (1.14%) EasyMock
13 7 (1.14%) Mocha
14 6 (0.98%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.98%) JMeter
General
1 136 (22.19%) Finance
2 35 (5.71%) Banking
2 35 (5.71%) Marketing
3 32 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.59%) Front Office
6 17 (2.77%) Advertising
7 16 (2.61%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.28%) Retail
9 13 (2.12%) Electronics
10 12 (1.96%) Legal
11 11 (1.79%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.14%) Games
12 7 (1.14%) German Language
13 4 (0.65%) Automotive
14 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.33%) Military
15 2 (0.33%) Publishing
15 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 174 (28.38%) Developer
2 80 (13.05%) Architect
3 45 (7.34%) Analyst
4 40 (6.53%) Software Engineer
5 35 (5.71%) Consultant
6 34 (5.55%) Java Developer
7 29 (4.73%) Data Engineer
8 22 (3.59%) Python Engineer
9 20 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.10%) Lead Architect
11 18 (2.94%) Software Developer
12 17 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.28%) Graduate
13 14 (2.28%) Network Engineer
13 14 (2.28%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.28%) Technical Architect
14 13 (2.12%) Business Analyst
15 12 (1.96%) Junior
15 12 (1.96%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.23%) HTML
2 71 (11.58%) REST
3 65 (10.60%) CSS
4 62 (10.11%) XML
5 54 (8.81%) Web Services
6 51 (8.32%) .NET
7 47 (7.67%) AngularJS
8 42 (6.85%) RESTful
9 38 (6.20%) JSON
9 38 (6.20%) Spring
10 35 (5.71%) React
11 31 (5.06%) SOAP
12 27 (4.40%) HTML5
12 27 (4.40%) Kafka
12 27 (4.40%) Node.js
13 16 (2.61%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.12%) ASP.NET
14 13 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (2.12%) Entity Framework
14 13 (2.12%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 104 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 44 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 38 (6.20%) Data Structures
6 34 (5.55%) Data Centre
7 28 (4.57%) User Experience
8 27 (4.40%) Public Cloud
9 23 (3.75%) Mobile App
10 20 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (3.10%) Virtual Team
12 13 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (2.12%) Life Science
13 10 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (1.31%) Robotics
16 7 (1.14%) CCTV
16 7 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (17.62%) Linux
2 55 (8.97%) Unix
2 55 (8.97%) Windows
3 32 (5.22%) Android
4 26 (4.24%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.28%) CentOS
7 9 (1.47%) Fedora
7 9 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.31%) Solaris
8 8 (1.31%) VMS
9 6 (0.98%) AIX
10 3 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (94.78%) Computer Science
2 217 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (15.99%) Software Engineering
5 85 (13.87%) DevOps
6 73 (11.91%) Scrum
7 71 (11.58%) Mathematics
8 67 (10.93%) Test Automation
9 60 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (9.30%) Analytics
10 57 (9.30%) Migration
11 55 (8.97%) TDD
12 43 (7.01%) Data Modelling
13 41 (6.69%) Data Science
14 40 (6.53%) ITIL
15 39 (6.36%) Change Management
15 39 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (6.36%) ETL
16 38 (6.20%) SDLC
17 36 (5.87%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 155 (25.29%) Python
2 142 (23.16%) Java
3 139 (22.68%) SQL
4 120 (19.58%) JavaScript
5 73 (11.91%) C#
6 63 (10.28%) C++
7 33 (5.38%) Scala
8 31 (5.06%) C
9 30 (4.89%) Perl
10 29 (4.73%) TypeScript
11 23 (3.75%) Ruby
12 18 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.94%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.77%) Apex Code
13 17 (2.77%) Bash Shell
13 17 (2.77%) Go
14 14 (2.28%) R
15 13 (2.12%) PHP
16 12 (1.96%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 613 (100.00%) Degree
2 67 (10.93%) Master's Degree
3 28 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 19 (3.10%) CCNP
5 19 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.77%) CISSP
7 15 (2.45%) PhD
8 14 (2.28%) CCNA
9 13 (2.12%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.96%) ISEB
10 12 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (1.79%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.63%) CISM
13 9 (1.47%) CCIE
13 9 (1.47%) CISA
14 7 (1.14%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.14%) JNCIP
15 6 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.98%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.79%) QA
2 17 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.31%) GDPR
5 7 (1.14%) SLA
6 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.65%) MISRA
8 4 (0.65%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.16%) Basel III
10 1 (0.16%) COBIT
10 1 (0.16%) COSO
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 63 (10.28%) Docker
2 24 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.14%) vSphere
5 5 (0.82%) HDFS
5 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (0.65%) Varnish
6 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.49%) Firmware
7 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.16%) Ceph
9 1 (0.16%) iptables
9 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (6.04%) Ansible
2 35 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.12%) Puppet
5 11 (1.79%) Terraform
6 8 (1.31%) Rundeck
6 8 (1.31%) SCCM
7 7 (1.14%) Nagios
7 7 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.82%) SCOM
8 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.49%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.49%) Grafana
9 3 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.49%) MaaS360
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.49%) Oozie
9 3 (0.49%) Rancher
Vendors
1 105 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 74 (12.07%) Oracle
3 48 (7.83%) Google
4 30 (4.89%) VMware
5 29 (4.73%) Cisco
6 27 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.94%) Xamarin
8 17 (2.77%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.77%) Splunk
9 16 (2.61%) SAP
10 12 (1.96%) Citrix
11 10 (1.63%) Adobe
11 10 (1.63%) Juniper
11 10 (1.63%) Tableau
12 9 (1.47%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.31%) Dynatrace
13 8 (1.31%) HP
13 8 (1.31%) Netezza
14 7 (1.14%) DocuSign
14 7 (1.14%) Informatica